Mark Taylor AO
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Testimonials for Mark Taylor AO
Mark was hands down the best conference dinner from the sporting realm we have engaged to date. His passion and enthusiasm for cricket and life in general was well received by all regardless of sporting preference or nationality. He was extremely generous after this speech interacting with attendees. He hit his conference dinner speech for a six!
AusIMM - VIC (The Australasian Institute of Mining & Metallurgy)
Fee Range: $15001 to $20000
Mark Taylor AO's Biography
Australian Cricket royalty Mark Taylor AO is known for his down-to-earth, uniquely Australian style, making him a much-loved national icon. Showing amazing leadership as Australian Captain, Mark draws from his knowledge and experience to present to audiences, creating dynamic keynotes and great story telling.
When Mark retired from international cricket, the curtain fell on an outstanding career as a player and Test captain. In a stunning farewell tribute, the influential international cricket bible Wisden saluted Mark Anthony Taylor as 'the greatest modern day captain'.
During the decade the 1999 Australian of the Year opened the batting for his country and the five years he was its highly-acclaimed and successful captain, the New South Welshman, voted Australia's most admired sportsperson by Inside Sport magazine in the year of his retirement, was in the vanguard of a triumphant era for Australian cricket, departing the game with his country clearly the No. 1 Test-playing nation.
During the Mark Taylor regime, the record books were constantly updated on both a team and personal front. Taylor, himself, left the game with several proud personal milestones.
In 2003, Mark Taylor, the 1999 Australian of the Year, was awarded the Order of Australia (AO in the General Division) for his services to cricket and charity and the Centenary Medal for his services to cricket and the community.
Mark Taylor serves as a board member of Cricket Australia. A member of the Nine Network’s cricket commentary team, Taylor is considered one of Australia’s most inspirational corporate speakers. To mark his playing days with Northern Districts in Sydney, Mark Taylor in 2011 had the honour of having the club’s home ground, Waitara Oval, renamed Mark Taylor Oval.
Away from cricket, Mark Taylor’s other sporting love is recreational fishing. In 2012, he was appointed an ambassador of Keep Australia Fishing. Taylor is considered one of Australia’s most inspirational corporate speakers.
Speaking Topics Include
Tales from the Tour Bus
Winning Against the Toss